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Jay joined the Citizen as a staff writer in the spring of 2007, and in a few short months he was promoted to lead writer/assistant editor. He now serves as the managing editor, overseeing news and editorial content and managing the newspaper's circulation. (Click here for complete bio.)

Former Canton hoops standout joins Vassar College coaching staff

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Canton native and NCAA Division III national basketball champion Matthew Droney has joined the Vassar College men’s basketball coaching staff as a full-time assistant for the 2017-18 season. The appointment makes Droney, at age 23, one of the youngest full-time assistant college basketball coaches in the country. A 2017 graduate of Babson College, the former Catholic […]

Boys tennis upsets wins marathon tourney opener

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In a week in which the weather kept getting in the way, the Canton High boys tennis team managed to keep its composure and eke out a victory in the Division 2 south sectional tournament, knocking off Medway 3-2 on the road in a match that took parts of three days to complete. The opening […]

‘Game-changing’ CHS Class of ’17 completes high school journey

Valedictorian Dasol Lee addresses the CHS Class of 2017. (Mike Barucci photo)

This story appears in the Canton Citizen’s annual graduation issue, available now on newsstands. The rains stayed away and the skies above were bold and dream-like as the 217 members of the Canton High School Class of 2017 marked the end of their high school journeys in an emotional and reflective commencement ceremony on the […]

Beloved family doctor gave all to family, patients, community

Dr. Richard Levrault, pictured above with his wife, children and grandchildren, was a dedicated family man and beloved community doctor.

Between his 30-plus years as a family medical practitioner and his long track record of service to the Canton community, Dr. Richard Levrault spent the great majority of his life helping and supporting others — while also trying his darndest to make them laugh or smile. “He had a hell of a sense of humor,” […]

Neighboring temple completes ‘journey to a new beginning’

The combined choirs of Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Abraham sing “Light one Candle,” accompanied by Aaron Barcelo. (Michelle Stark photo)

This past Sunday, May 21, marked an emotional and historic milestone for two area Jewish congregations as Temple Beth Abraham in Canton formally welcomed the members of Temple Beth Am in Randolph to its synagogue on Washington Street. Although not yet a formal merger, the relocation of the Randolph temple was made official around 4 […]

Girls lacrosse team earns 2 W’s in bounce-back week

It’s been a challenging season for the CHS girls lacrosse team, but players continue to make strides and compete hard in every game, according to head coach Chrissy O’Connor. “There’s been so much improvement with this team since the beginning of the season until now,” said O’Connor, now in her second year as coach. “Unfortunately, […]

Bulldog tennis teams combine for 5 W’s

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In their busiest week of the season to date, the Canton High boys tennis team thrust itself right back into the MIAA postseason hunt with three straight shutout victories in a three-day span. Led by their sensational No. 1 singles player, junior captain Jake Wolicki, the Bulldogs cruised to wins over Taunton, Stoughton and Oliver […]

Girls tennis team shines in win versus Franklin

Senior captain Julia Burkowsky (Mike Barucci photo)

Last week was an exciting one for the Canton High girls tennis team as the lady Bulldogs picked up their first win of the spring with a 3-2 thriller over Franklin while also battling hard against defending Division 2 state champion Foxboro in an eventual 4-1 defeat. Head coach Joel Chamberlain said he was utterly […]

Canton’s annual town meeting kicks off Monday, May 8

Leasing of historic town properties, two key economic development proposals, and a robust CPA spending package are some of the many notable items up for consideration at the 2017 annual town meeting, which gets underway this coming Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium. In contrast to the past two town meetings, […]

CHS girls lax earns home-and-home sweep

It took a few games to get into a rhythm after a challenging preseason, but the CHS girls lacrosse team appears to be rounding into form as they head into a difficult stretch against several strong league opponents. Since losing their first three games — all by double-digit margins — the lady Bulldogs have gone […]

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